Bug 1174606 (CVE-2014-8117)

Summary: CVE-2014-8117 file: denial of service issue (resource consumption)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Murray McAllister <mmcallis>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: bressers, fedora, jkaluza, jorton, ksrot, mmaslano, rcollet, sardella, security-response-team, slawomir, webstack-team
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: file 5.21 Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A flaw was found in the way the File Information (fileinfo) extension parsed Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) files. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a PHP application using fileinfo to consume an excessive amount of system resources.
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Last Closed: 2016-05-11 06:49:48 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1174608, 1238984, 1284826    
Bug Blocks: 1171586, 1210268, 1278736    

Description Murray McAllister 2014-12-16 04:41:25 UTC
Thomas Jarosch of Intra2net AG reported a denial of service issue (resource consumption) in the ELF parser used by file(1). Using file(1) on a specially-crafted ELF binary could lead to a denial of service (resource consumption).

Upstream fix:


Due to some regressions found when testing, the following commits are also required:


Refer also to bug 1171580 (CVE-2014-8116).


Name: Thomas Jarosch (Intra2net AG)

Comment 2 Murray McAllister 2014-12-16 05:10:17 UTC
Created file tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1174608]

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2015-02-18 05:55:28 UTC
file-5.22-2.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-11-19 08:09:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2015:2155 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2155.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 19:47:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2016:0760 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0760.html